Anemone Piano Studio 

Summer Piano Olympics 2020

ANEMONE PIANO STUDIO SUMMER OLYMPICS 2020 RESULTS

 

1. SCALE CHALLENGE

Gold - SAI NISHANTH KARANAM

Silver - ROHIT LOBO

Bronze - RAKTIM BASU, ANVI VERMA, VAMSI PADIVETU

 

2. ARPEGGIO CHALLENGE

Gold - VYVIAN BUI, BRENDA SHEN

Silver - ANVI VERMA, BARRY WAN

Bronze - JESSIE SHEN, ROHIT LOBO

 

3. WARMUP CHALLENGE

Gold - BRENDA SHEN, ATHARV RAJESH

Silver - RAKTIM BASU, JESSIE SHEN

Bronze - SAI NISHANTH KARANAM, VYVIAN BUI, AARON MYRIE

 

4. ETUDE CHALLENGE

Gold - AARYAN KANABAR

Silver - SAI NISHANTH KARANAM

Bronze - SAHANA GOPINATHAN, VYVIAN BUI

 

5. BLINDFOLDED CHALLENGE

Gold - SAI NISHANTH KARANAM

Silver - VAMSI PADIVETU, ROHIT LOBO

Bronze - JESSICA KOTHAPALLI, VYVIAN BUI, ANVI VERMA

 

6. HANDS CROSSED CHALLENGE

Gold - VEDA PUVENNA

Silver - SAI NISHANTH KARANAM

Bronze - CARRINGTON TAYLOR, ATHARV RAJESH

 

7. TRANSPOSITION CHALLENGE

Gold - AARYAN KANABAR

Silver - BARRY WAN

Bronze - SAI NISHANTH KARANAM

 

8. TEACHING CHALLENGE

Gold - AARYAN KANABAR

Silver - ANVI VERMA

Bronze - ROHIT LOBO

 

9. HONORABLE MENTIONS

AKSHITA ARORA

SIDDHARTH JEYACHANDRAN

EVAN GODSON SAMUEL

CHRISTIAN TAYLOR

I’m happy to announce a summer project for all students to participate in. I’m hoping it will be a unique and fun experience for everyone! We will be holding a Piano Olympics event with several piano challenges. The idea is to celebrate and focus on elements of piano technique, in the same way athletes concentrate on their sport. Below, I have a description of all the events. Students are encouraged to participate in as many challenges as they would like!

 

Students will record videos of themselves performing each challenge. They must label each video with their name, challenge number, the title (if applicable), and the metronome marking used (if applicable). Then, submit to me. Each video will be judged to determine a gold, silver, and bronze award winner! Videos are due by TUESDAY, JUNE 30, 2020. There is no fee for this event! The videos will be all released for all students to later watch and enjoy. Each student will be awarded a participation medal.

  1. Scales

    • Students will record themselves playing one or more scale hands together in two or four octaves ascending and descending with metronome.

    • Judging criteria is based on 

      • The scale’s key signature(s)

      • The amount of scales performed (more is better!)

      • Evenness with the metronome

      • Accuracy

      • Fingering

      • Tempo

      • Technique

  2. Arpeggios

    • Students will record themselves playing one or more arpeggios hands together in two or four octaves ascending and descending with metronome.

    • Judging criteria is based on 

      • The arpeggio’s key signature(s)

      • The amount of arpeggios performed (more is better!)

      • Evenness with the metronome

      • Accuracy

      • Fingering

      • Tempo

      • Technique

  3. Warmups

    • Students will record themselves playing a single warmup (Scales, Triads, Broken Chords, Arpeggios) hands together in two or four octaves ascending and descending with metronome.

    • Judging criteria is based on

      • The key signature(s) used in the warmup

      • Evenness with the metronome

      • Accuracy

      • Fingering

      • Tempo

      • Technique

  4. Etude/Study

    • Students will record themselves playing one or more Etudes/Studies hands together with metronome. 

    • Judging criteria is based on

      • Accuracy

      • Evenness with the metronome

      • Fingering

      • Tempo

      • Technique

      • Musicality

      • The amount of etudes performed 

  5. Blindfolded Etude/Study

    • Students will perform any Etude/Study hands together while wearing a blindfold. 

    • Student may locate the starting notes on their keyboard before beginning.

  6. Hands Reversed Etude/Study

    • Students will perform any Etude/Study hands together with their hands reversed.

    • You may play the same notes in your right and left hand, just placed in different octaves with the hands crossing.

  7. Transposed Etude/Study

    • Students will perform any Etude/Study hands together in a different key than the original.

    • The student may perform the Etude/Study in as many keys as they can! (The more the better!)

  8. Become the teacher

    • Students will become teachers and coach a team member a piece that they have learned on the piano. 

    • The piece of music is not limited to an Etude or Study. It can be anything!

    • The team member selected must have no previous knowledge of piano or music. 

    • There is no age limit for the team member.

    • The winning teacher is based on 

      • Difficulty of the piece selected

      • Quality of performance by the team member

 

If you have any questions about any of the events, please do not hesitate to reach out! I look forward to seeing this come together!

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